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Dogs: Animal Breeding

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Kennel Club on plans to improve dog breed health. (248786)

Officials and my predecessor have had discussions with the Kennel Club on ways to improve the health of pedigree dogs before, during, and since the Animal Welfare Act was passed in 2006. I also welcome the Kennel Club's decision to carry out a joint review with the Dogs Trust of dog breeding.

I have met the Kennel Club and Dogs Trust for discussions.